Sit for a while
And get still with Me
Sure there are things to do and people to see….
And there’s Me
First and foremost, always and forever, with you
guiding, holding, leading, taking you by the hand
working on your behalf
Intimately aware of the details of your life and the things you don’t know yet
I’m holding them
I’m weaving a story. Yes it’s complex.
Can you see the Great Artist at the loom spinning on your behalf?
Holding hope for you, holding space for you, holding faith for you.
Can you see?
I know your eyes are weak, I know there are worries + cares + brokenness + pride + health issues + kids + helping + burn out
I can see it all
I can carry it all
Lay down the burden for a while
Lay down the burden that it’s all up to you
Lay them down at my feet, at the cross
Stand with your feet wide and strong
Lift up your hands to me and let out a cry, a tear, or a scream
Praise my name with a thankful heart
I am here. I am at work. I am faithful.
Can’t you see the pattern of me throughout your life?
Look up to me, lift up your eyes.
I will show you the good strong threads I have woven in your life.
I have not abandoned or rejected you.
I have not hung you out to dry or turned my back to you in response to your ‘yes’ to me.
Lift your eyes, son and daughter
Lift your eyes off the pain + brokenness of this earth
Lift your eyes from the news + media
Lift your eyes from the dysfunction in your family
Lift your eyes off the devil’s schemes
Lift your eyes off of your own darkness + habits you can’t seem to break
And place your eyes on me
I am making all things New
I am acquainted with all your ways
I am not ashamed of you + I have not left you
I see beauty, creativity, strength, authenticity, and power
Remain in me for the Ride of your life
Rest with me and you’ll Recover your life
Cling to me and bring your whole heart to me
I will heal it
I am in the business of redemption
I am in the business of the slow work of my kingdom
I am in the business of making beauty from ashes
And I, the King of the Universe, am here with you
And I am on your side.